01. Good Lovin' Take # 1 02. Serengetti 03. Fire On The Mountain 04. Stagger Lee Take # 1 05. Stagger Lee Take # 2 06. If I Had The World To Give 07. Shakedown Street 08. I Need A Miracle 09. Good Lovin' Take # 2 10. Saint Of Circumstance
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That is a good Fire. I think it shows just how little overdubbing was done - this one plays very similar to the released version, and has that carnival-keyboard, boop-boop sound that has proved so endearing when it comes to the studio version of that song. They certainly weren't interested playing it live like that!
August 4, 2016 Subject:
Perhaps I'm the lone fan that really liked Shakedown Street. I'm certainly the lone fan that adores the song "France", and here is an alternate version of it (mistakenly titled "Serengeti). For real, they never performed "France" live?!
I found my way into the Dead after hearing "Good Lovin'" from the "Shakedown Street" LP (my gateway dead LP) - something about the double drum part just got into my head. I also latched on to Weir's vocals earlier than vocals by Jerry, etc.
Recently bought Dave's Picks #19 (Hawaii) and "Good Lovin'" was also great in 1970.
December 12, 2008 Subject:
I actually like this Fire better than the version used on Shakedown Street.
May 23, 2008 Subject:
It's a studio session, what do you expect?
It is what it is. However, this If I Had the World to Give is BEAUTIFUL. I wish they had done this one more.
August 16, 2007 Subject:
What could have been . .
I think there would have been many more collaborations with Lowell had he not passed shortly after this album. He really could have impacted the band's sound in the 80's, you never know. He fits in nicely on these recordings. I don't think the Saint is from the same studio sessions, unless Brent was already in the fold at this time.
August 1, 2007 Subject:
no small Feat
Shakedown Street was the beginning of the end as far as Dead studio recordings. I remember the disappointment of most Deadheads when this came out.
I agree with the first reviewer below that the best cut here is number 8, I Need a Miracle, which is better than what wound up on the released album.
November 8, 2005 Subject:
Serengetti is actually France.
September 22, 2005 Subject:
Can't get enough
The Grateful Dead and Little Feat are my two favorite bands ever, and to hear this makes my heart skip a beat. My computers already full of memory on shows from both bands, but i managed to squeeze this one in too. Awesome
September 11, 2005 Subject:
Tell me this town ain't got no heart?
I always wondered why Lowell's presence was not stronger on the finished album. This is more what I expected to hear from a collaboration of GD & Lowell George. An invaluable peek into the recording process & the influence of a great talent on a great band. Sound quality average. The Archive is the greatest thing I have run into on The internet. Grateful I am!
July 15, 2005 Subject:
That's Lowell singing alone on Good Lovin' take 1. He also does some backing vocals on GL take 2 and I Need a Miracle. What's odd is what I downloaded from this page has France as track 2 -- no Serengeti. Go figure... anyway, it's real interesting for Little Feat & Dead fans like me. You can really hear Lowell in the drums and percussion. Some of these tracks don't sound much different from the released versions on Shakedown Street. They're like the basic tracks, minus most of the overdubs. Fire on the Mountain has the same rhythm mix with different guitar work from Jerry. Saint of Circumstance is undeveloped -- you can see why they waited to release it until Go to Heaven. The highlight is I Need a Miracle -- quite different and with a great but too brief vocal duel with Bobby and Lowell. Too bad Lowell didn't get a miracle. The Feat could've done a terrific cover with him.
November 5, 2004 Subject:
yep that's him on take 1 & 2
but what happend to france?
there is a version of these outtakes
go'in round with a phat version
of france with some alt. lyrics
but that cut isn't as crisp as this
April 25, 2004 Subject:
Love the Shakedown on Shakedown Street
Fun Stuff...Is that Lowell George singing on Good Lovin Take 1?